An experiment was conducted on hospital patients who remained ambulatory but in the hospital for long stays. The staff secretly removed the waist string on the hospital pants of half the patients, chosen at random. Those without the waist string gained 5 pounds more than those with the string.
Lesson for weight loss? Don’t upsize your clothes. Say to yourself, “This size and no further.”
Would NOT upsizing your clothes make your day lighter?
Put two strings on the floor.
Try this experiment with a gathering of your friends, men and women. Get two colors of strings. Have everyone take a length of the first colored string and put it on the floor. Have them lay it out as a circle on the floor, to show the circumference of the size they “estimate” their body is at its widest place.
Now, take the different colored string, and have them put it around the widest place on their body. Tie a knot in it to mark the right place, to remember exactly how long the second “actual” measurement string is.
Finally, take the second “actual size ” string and put it on the floor in a concentric circle with the first “estimate size” string.
Which circle is on the outside?
Who was more accurate, the men or the women?
Would two strings on your floor help make your day lighter?
HEART PLAN — WEIGHT LOSS SUCCESS Begins in Your Heart
© 2014 Boyd Jentzsch. All rights reserved.
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-by Boyd Jentzsch
Boyd, a recovering Attorney, turned to weight loss research 20 years ago when he lost his mother to the lifelong effects of obesity. He has spent the ensuing years searching the science, and formulating a comprehensive metabolic map of the body — the only complete map of its kind. The map reveals the causes and effects of obesity and related chronic lifestyle diseases. It shows the only proven pathways to preventing and losing excess weight. From that unique foundation, he and his team created a weight loss education program that has helped tens of thousands to lose weight and keep it off. Plus, they created innovative and fun fitness and nutrition education programs for elementary school children, proven to reduce the early bio-markers for childhood obesity. HEART PLAN is a collection of his observations over the years of the emotional impact and motivational challenges nearly everyone faces when trying to keep lost weight off permanently.
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